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How do Design Types work

What are ‘Design Types’?

A Design Type (‘Types’ for short) is a collection of beams, columns, plates, slabs, walls, … independent of their cross section or material. Types in function of behaviour are interesting, for example tie rods, foundation slabs, mansonry walls, … Default Types are marked in bolt.


  • Clear overview because every Type has a color.
  • Imported layers from a DXF-file become Types in Diamonds.
  • Easily select all the elements from one Type using the CTRL-key.


How to define

  • Select all elements you want to belong to the same Type.
  • Click on .
  • Make a new Type or select an existing Type.
  • Hit ‘OK’.


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